After finishing my MAC prep + prime skin primer, which didn’t go well with my oily skin as my makeup still seemed to slide about on my face everywhere, I decided to try something slightly cheaper – the No7 Shine free primer (£11 for 40ml plus I had a £5 off voucher).
The tube says “stops shine for a matte free finish” for an all day matt which sounds good to me. It took me a while to get the hang of it – I did the usual, moisturise first and then slap on the primer after, which was a big opps!
If you are too liberal with the primer, it cakes onto your face leaving white marks and flakiness. It happened a few days in my last job and I’m sure my boss was convinced I had toothpaste on my face all the time! Its fine if I’m wearing foundation over the top, but sometimes I like to go bare faced.
You only need to use the smallest amount to apply on your skin and you don’t really need to rub it in as it will start to flake.
This product is definitely not for people who have dry skin, but I would recommend it if you have troublesome skin like mine. It definitely keeps the shine away.
I have mixed feelings about this product, as it does the job, but surely there’s a product out there that’s easier to apply and also keeps shine at bay.
Have you found the perfect primer? If so, let me know!